9 Best Korean Restaurants in Vegas (2021 Updated)

Korean restaurants have found a special place in our stomachs with their Bibimbap, Kimchi, and other mouthwatering dishes like Bulgogi and Galbi. Las Vegas swims with lots of Korean restaurants such as the Island Style, Tang Tang Tang, and the infamous Hobak Korean BBQ place.

Las Vegas is filled with so many different foods that are reminiscent of different cultures, including the Asian scene. There are many all-you-can-eat sushi places and all-you-can-wat Korean BBQ restaurants that will fill all your Korean food desires.

We will take a look at our top Korean food restaurants in Las Vegas, Nevada, to help you narrow down your search for the perfect meal. We will also dive into the operation hours, popular food choices, special meals, and unique experiences in each restaurant.

Note that these restaurants’ operation hours and prices are subject to change. Due to specific reasons, there may be fluctuations in prices over time, and the eateries may close their doors without notice. We have included the restaurants’ contact information to help you know of any current developments.

Best Korean Food Restaurants in Las Vegas

1. KoMex Fusion Express

KoMex’s Kimchi Fried Rice

KoMex is located off Decatur and Washington on 633 N Decatur Blvd. Suite H, Las Vegas. The restaurant is closed on Sunday, the same as Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. It is open from Monday to Saturday, with operation hours running from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The restaurant was started by former California-based workers who moved to Las Vegas to start the eatery at Decatur Blvd. in February 2011. They shot to fame when Jim Barley, a writer, wrote an article on the restaurant featured on Las Vegas Weekly in August of 2011.

After that, KoMex Fusion Express was featured on BuzzFeed and other channels like Cooking Channel’s Taco Trip with Aaron Sanchez. KoMex was even rated as the Best Hangover Food in Las Vegas, Nevada, according to Buzzfeed.

The restaurant is known for mixing Mexican cuisines with Korean dishes to make blended tastes that serve the best of both worlds. The fusion specialties include the fusion torta, meat, mayo, lettuce, onion, tomatoes, avocado, jalapeno, and Korean hot sauce.

The prices are fair at KoMex, with most meals ranging from $2 to $11. Moreover, all dishes with Bulgogi come with the option of beef, chicken, or spicy pork. The menu comprises of fusion tacos, fusion burritos, bulgogi cheesesteak, chimichanga, enchilada, flautas, tater tots, torta, and bulgogi plates.

2. Gen Korean BBQ House

Gen Korean BBQ House

Gen Korean BBQ House is a Korean and Barbeque restaurant located at 5125 W. Sahara Avenue in Las Vegas. It is operated throughout the week, with operation hours running from 3 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Gen Korean is open from 12 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Friday. It is open from11:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Saturday and 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Gen Korean BBQ is praised for its all-you-can-eat menu, which serves 31 items at a regular price of $24.99 per person. The all-you-can-eat menu comprises many options, including spicy pork bulgogi, gen premium chadol, and Hawaiian pork belly, which is marinated Samgyubsal with Pineapple slices. Other recommended menu items include their corn cheese (creamy sweet corn with cheese), Soondoboo (spicy soft tofu stew), and Seoul fries (Sauteed Kimchi and Spicy Aioli over fries).

There is a 90-minute limit to the AYCE (all-you-can-eat) food items, and the entire part must order the same menu. However, children under 40 inches can eat free, while kids between 50 and 40 inches are charged $9.99 instead of the regular $24.99. Any child above 50 inches is charged as an adult; you can not get it to go.

Gen Korean BBQ has a good number of discounts and limited-time offers from time to time. There is a special drinks menu where you can buy one drink and get one free for just one penny. Drink items on the menu include a flavored Soju cocktail, Capri Soju, and regular draft beer.

3. Hobak Korean BBQ

Pork Rib from Hobak Korean BBQ

Hobak may disappoint some because it is not an AYCE (all-you-can-eat) restaurant Gen Korean BBQ House. However, Hobak Korean BBQ has carved a name for itself as one of the most reputable restaurants along Spring Mountain, let alone the entire Las Vegas. The restaurant’s motto is “Sharing Great Things,” and indeed they do.

With their simple menu that only has beef and pork, you can experience different spins to the same base ingredients. This gives you the option to taste a wide variety of delicacies emanating from the same meat. Additionally, the beef they use is the 100% pure premium Black Angus beef that is USDA approved and certified.

They have a combo menu that has a family combo meal and a dry-aging combo meal. The small family combo goes for $89.75, and the large family combo is $130.75. You will find brisket on the family combo menu as well as Mugi fuji pork belly, spicy aged pork ribs, and other items like their skirt steak. Most items on their entire menu are pretty priced to help you eat as much as you want.

The Hobak Korean BBQ restaurant was established in 2009 and is located at 5808 Spring Mountain Road, Ste 101 in Las Vegas. It is open from Monday to Sunday, with operation hours running from 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Hobak does not accommodate reservations for large parties (about eight people), but you can order your takeout to get any of their menu items without any limits. Pets such as cats and dogs are not allowed into the premises, but service animals are happily accommodated.

4. Best Friend by Roy Choi

Slippery Shrimp from Best Friend by Roy Choi

Best by Roi Choi is a Korean restaurant located at 3770 S Las Vegas Blvd. You can go into the restaurant for a delicious meal all week from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. every day except on Friday and Saturday when they close at midnight the next day.

Unlike the Kobak Korean BBQ restaurant, you cannot order takeout from Best Friend, and the eatery does no deliveries. Your only option is walk-ins and dining in. The menu is filled with a lot of food items; some may say too many things.

Their most popular items include the Kim Chi fried rice, crunchy shrimp and tacos, and the Veg fried rice. Other beloved menu items include the slippery shrimp, short rib tacos, Hawaiian rolls, and garlic chicken. A Chef Menu is $65 per person with items like Kalbi, Kogi tacos, Banchan, and Mango cheesecake.

The restaurant is owned and operated by Roy Choi, a famous Korean American chef who is known for creating the gourmet Korean-Mexican taco truck Kogi. He is known for making ‘food that is not fancy’ but yet tasty and enjoyable like any five-star meal.

5. Soyo Korean Restaurant

Pork Belly from Soyo Korean Restaurant

Soyo is located at 7775 S Rainbow Blvd. Ste 105 in Las Vegas. It is open from 11:30 to 1 a.m. Monday to Sunday. Their popular menu items include short ribs, pork belly, Kimchi fried rice, tomato-based corn noodle, and spicy pork ribs. The other offerings include stable Korean dishes such as ddukkochi, a rice cake skewer, and oden skewer.

Make sure to make reservations if you plan to visit Soyo Korean Restaurant with a large group (5 and above). Their service is fast and reliable due to the incredible number of workers in the eatery, making it easy to get orders and get helped in choosing your menu items.

6. Tofu Hut

Tofu Hut House Specials

Tofu Hut has an AYCE BBQ menu that has a low price of just $16.99 + tax per person. There is a minimum of two people to get the order, and the last order cannot be placed past 1 a.m. The AYCE menu consists of beef, pork, chicken, seafood, soup, and sauce items. The spicy meals include the spicy chicken thigh, spicy pork belly sliced, and the spicy squid.

The Tofu Hut restaurant managed to survive the customer shortage in 2020 by introducing a ‘Stay Home Togo Special’ menu. The special offer is still ongoing at a price of $14.99 that gets served with BBQ salad, kimchi, fishcake, pancake, and rice. The two meat choices include brisket, beef tongue, pork belly, spicy pork, and Bulgogi (ribeye). Take a look at the special house menu below to get your mouth salivating.

Tofu Hut is located at 3920 Spring Mountain Road in Las Vegas and is open all week from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

7. Korean Garden BBQ

Beef brisket from Korean Garden BBQ

Korean Garden BBG restaurant, also known as BBQ Garden, is a high-end restaurant located at 4355 Spring Mountain Road in Las Vegas. It is open all week from 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. and serves all Asian, Barbecue, and Korean cuisines.

These food items are authentic Korean cuisines made from high-quality USDA Certified Angus beef and other fine ingredients. Korean Garden BBQ has an on-the-spot tabletop grilling for you to grill your beef. You can experience the famous BBQ tabletop grilling that entails 100% charcoal and Korean dishes.

The Korean tabletop grilling experience allows you to grill beef, chicken, or fish to your liking so that you can enjoy all the flavors you want. This makes for a good meal experience and a bonding session with your friends, family, or coworkers. You can opt to let Chef Kim, the resident chef at BBQ Garden, cook the meat for you in case you prefer an expert’s approach.

Every meal you grill at the Korean Garden comes with six to eight freshly prepared side dishes that will cost you no extra charge. The menu is vast with appetizers, BBQ options, broiled fish, Korean street food, Jok Bal, stir fry, and cold noodles. Korean Garden BBQ does not offer an AYCE menu.

8. Island Style

Loco moco from Island Style

Island Style serves Korean, Asian, and Hawaiian cuisines, and you can order takeout from this restaurant, unlike most on this list. It is located at 3909 W Sahara Avenue in Las Vegas and opens all week from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The Island Style specialties include homemade Kimchis, cold noodles, black bean noodles, handmade Mandu, Ono local, and Korean-style plate lunches. Their praised menu item is the crispy sweet and sour chicken and tempura shrimp with rice and soup. Try this combo when you reach Island Style; it is mouth-wateringly delicious.

9. 8 Ounce Korean Steakhouse

8 Ounce Korean Steakhouse 1
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8 Ounce Korean Steakhouse 2
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We saved the best for last. 8-ounce Korean steakhouse takes its authenticity and uniqueness seriously. This is one of the best Korean food restaurants simply because their food is as authentic as it can get to Korean cuisines. Moreover, the customer service is highly praised for their delivery speed and help when it comes to finding your palate cleanser.

The menu comprises combos and a la carte meats. There are the beef combos that have beef brisket, Galbi, marinated beef short rib, seasoned boneless short rib, and regular boneless rib. The pork combo has pork belly (spicy and non-spicy), grilled pork Bulgogi, pork jowl, and marinated pork collar. Too bad there is no AYCE menu.

8 Ounce Korean steakhouse is located at 4545 Spring Mountain Road in Las Vegas. The opening hours are from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m. every day.

Related Read: 16 Best All You Can Eat Sushi in Vegas

Bottom Line

Gen Korean BBQ and Tofu Hut may be the best overall choice for some since they offer the all-you-can-eat (AYCE) menu. AYCE is beneficial when you are in the company of a large group and want to eat as much as you can and taste as many cuisines as you can.

However, our other picks, like 8 Ounce Korean steakhouse and Hobak have authentic Korean delicacies that will be favored to those who want a ‘real’ Korean food experience. KoMax Fusion Express is the best choice if you want a blend of the best flavors that are fused with ingredients from all over the world.

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